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Mind Music / Barlow, Jordan, Marsh, Northern Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 04/21/2017 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: 25138  
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnRichard StraussJohn AdamsKevin Malone
Performer:  Lynsey MarshElizabeth Jordan
Conductor:  Stephen Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Degenerative brain diseases (Parkinson's and Alzheimer's in particular) cause immense distress to sufferers and their families. This album is released to raise funds for research into cures, through Parkinsons UK. Both the soloists lost parents to these diseases hence their wish to support the research. They have chosen works by composers all of whom were similarly afflicted - either in themselves or their close families. Mendelssohn died at a very young age due to degenerative disease, Strauss wrote his work during a period of severe influenza and depression, and Kevin Malone and John Adams struggled to cope when their fathers both succumbed to Alzheimers. The works here are serious, often poignant, but also humorous and full of hope. A Read more delightful performance by the two clarinet soloists is bolstered by the excellent Northern Chamber Orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concert Piece for Clarinet, Basset Horn and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 113 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Lynsey Marsh (Clarinet), Elizabeth Jordan (Basset-horn)
Conductor:  Stephen Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
2.
Sonatina no 1 in F major, AV 135 "Werkstatt eines Invaliden" by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Stephen Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1943; Germany 
3.
Gnarly Buttons by John Adams
Performer:  Elizabeth Jordan (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Stephen Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
4.
The Last Memory by Kevin Malone
Performer:  Lynsey Marsh (Clarinet)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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